'Nice to be back here': Twitter restores account of Bollywood's Kangana Ranaut after 2-year ban

Her account was suspended in May 2021 for "repeated violations" of Twitter's hateful conduct and abusive behaviour policies

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Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut. — AFP file
Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut. — AFP file

Published: Tue 24 Jan 2023, 8:55 PM

Last updated: Tue 24 Jan 2023, 8:58 PM

The Twitter account of leading Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut has been restored two years after she was banned following a tweet urging Prime Minister Narendra Modi to subdue one of his political opponents.

Ranaut sent a screen-shot of her Twitter handle @KanganaTeam from her Instagram account on Tuesday and said she was "glad to be back on Twitter".

Twitter Inc did not immediately respond to a query from Reuters on the restoration of Ranaut's account.

She further tweeted a BTS (behind the scenes) video of her upcoming film 'Emergency' and the news has the fans excited!

She attached a caption with the BTS video - "And it's a wrap !!! Emergency filming completed successfully... see you in cinemas on 20th October 2023"

The actor's fans are quite ecstatic to have her back and many even replied to her tweet saying, "Welcome back!!!"

However, an official blue tick from her profile is missing, which fans are hoping will be attached to her account soon.

Twitter suspended Ranaut's account in May 2021 for "repeated violations" of its hateful conduct and abusive behaviour policies.

A screenshot of Kangana Ranaut's new tweets.
A screenshot of Kangana Ranaut's new tweets.

The suspension came after Ranaut asked Modi in a tweet to "tame" Mamata Banerjee, the chief minister of the eastern state of West Bengal, whose regional party defeated Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party in the state elections.

Following the election, Banerjee's party was accused of violent attacks on its defeated opponents, which it denied.

Ranaut is a winner of several national film awards and is known for her ardent support of Modi.


She took to Instagram last year to applaud articles about Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter and also shared requests from users who appealed to Musk to restore her Twitter account.

According to a Twitter spokesperson, Kangana's account was constantly provoking anger and violence, which was diminishing the value of global public conversation on the platform.

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